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I've been having a reoccurring issue with my 2000 BMW 323i. The issue has been existent for quite sometime however has recently gotten significantly worse. The first symptom was significant loss of power. It felt as though when driving a manual transmission, driving the car from a complete stop in third gear. The problem progressively got worse when the car began to stall. The car would stall while driving and when idling. While driving, the moment I let go of the gas, the car would stall. When this happens, I would pop the car into neutral and restart the engine. Sometimes this would work, other time the car would stall again. It seemed as though when the car sits for a few hours and cold started, the problem is not as bad. The work I have done to the car is have the front 2 oxygen sensors replaced and have a misfire corrected.

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Have you had the codes read? I would at this point suspect a faulty sensor which is breaking down when hot. Crank or cam sensor likely.

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Have tried getting quality gasoline at a reliable station? It sounds like water in your fuel system. Add a couple bottles of Iso-Heet fuel system dryer everytime you fill up the next few times, and that should cure it.

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The ESP is the stability system for the car and suggests there might be a broken/damaged spring or anti roll bar or something like that. I would not drive a car with a lack of steering - it is dangerous. I think you need to get a mechanic out to look at the problem. If you're in the AA, RAC or Green Flag I'd call them out to look at the problem. They will tow your car into your local Garage if the problem, is not fixable at the roadside. At least that's what AA do, although I have heard some of the other organisations will just tow you to garage and not try to ascertain the problem.

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Disconnect the air hose going to the Idle Air contorl Valve and plug the line with a small screw.
if the problem of the idle goes away and the car runs smooth and doesn't stall at stops, it's the air control valve housing sensor, it's basicall the whole unit thats no good. If it still stalls, clean the throttle body housing and all parts in where the air gets sucked in, put a rag underneath to keep the dirt from dripping down, start the car with somebody inside the car reving up the engine to 2000rpm's to 2500rpm's, then spray in to the throttle with burst of throttle cleaner and you will see the gunk keep coming out, you may have to change your spark plugs after this is done also.

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Fuel gauge should not need to be calibrated. As for the o2 sensor, it would be the front one more than likely. I would also check to make sure that the Mass Air Flow sensor is not causing the problem before just putting o2 sensors in. Is your check engine light on?

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If this happened over a short period of time. have the catalitic converters checked. They're clogged, insuffient air flow. Also check for codes. just because the light is not on doesn't mean there is not a code.

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